On March 24, 2018, Filipino mixed martial artist Richard “Notorious” Corminal will face Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Garry Tonon at “ONE: Iron Will” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. It will mark the MMA debut of the latter.
Corminal has a tough opposition in front of him at “ONE: Iron Will.” Considering this, he is motivated to give his American opponent a rude awakening.
“His confidence might be high for someone who is going to compete his first mixed martial arts bout because he is a legend in his own discipline,” Corminal said referring to Tonon. “I hope he trained very well for this. If not, it’s going to be a hard night for him.”
For Corminal, it would be a catastrophic mistake if Tonon takes him lightly in his MMA debut. The Filipino fighter, who is based in Malaysia, said, “One thing is for sure, I will never back down from a challenge. Whether it’s big or small, I will show up to face the challenge.”
“I like challenges,” Corminal said. “It makes me excited. I will do my best. I’ve worked hard just to make it here in ONE Championship. I won’t waste this opportunity.”
According to Corminal, a decisive win over Tonon will prove that he has the talent and ability to compete on the global stage. If the Filipino fighter wins at “ONE: Iron Will,” it will be his first win inside the ONE Championship cage.
“I treat every match in ONE Championship as a blessing,” Corminal declared. “I know deep in my heart that I belong here, but the world sees it differently. My desire is to get the win and flourish as a martial artist in this organization.”
“ONE: Iron Will” will be headlined by two ONE Championship champions, Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil and Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Vietnam. Here is the trailer: